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New event honors young La Crosse woman who lost battle with lung cancer

LA CRESCENT, Minn. -- A new event in our area will honor a life lost way too soon and help others fighting a deadly disease.

LizFest is set for next weekend at Veteran's Park in La Crescent to remember Elizabeth Melde, a 25 year old La Crosse woman who lost her battle with Lung Cancer this year. Elizabeth was a non-smoker.


Elizabeth's husband Matt is helping organize the event and says it has two goals. "Number 1 it's to preserve Elizabeth's memory, and number 2 we're going to take the money we raise and put that towards starting a non-profit called Livin' for Liz which will help raise awareness about lung cancer," said Matt Melde.

LizFest is set for June 9 at Veteran's Park in La Crescent. It will be packed with activities all day. There's a golf tournament at Pine Creek, a chicken-Q, live music, and kids activities.

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